D3 swimming?

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  1. mdn18

    mdn18 Member

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    I was declined for USNA class of 2018, but I have re-applied and will be going to college for a year. M question is: Is it worth the time to get involved in D3 swimming (or perhaps intramural swimming), or would that time be better spent focusing on academics/ECA's and hammering out the CFA?

    I have had tons of varsity sports and some letters from HS, so I'm wondering if now my focus should be on the CFA, ECA's, and grades?
     
  2. SwimmingMid

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    A question I would ask is do you plan on perhaps swimming on the men's team at Navy? If so, I would go D3 and swim to gain more competitive experience and maybe become able to get recruited. Swimming will give you solid work for overall fitness so the CFA shouldn't be too bad. Also always try your best in the classroom since that plays a large part in your WCS. Good Luck!
     
  3. 1984USNA

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    If you love to swim competitively, then do it. That said, take those plebe classes and do well. If you had any shortfalls in your file, shore them up. Improve your test scores if possible. Perhaps even a new avatar?......kidding. Good luck this next go around.


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  4. mdn18

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    SwimmingMid, I wouldn't be swimming for the Academy. I'm not D1 material, haha. I could do either Varsity or intramural swimming. I need to look into both more.

    I think my main focus should be getting high A's in my classes (as I did in HS). I've heard that maxing out the CFA is more important than being in a varsity sport.
     
  5. pknguyen44

    pknguyen44 USNA '13, NAPS '09

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    there is no intramural swimming team and varsity is the D1 team. study, stay in shape (mile run time ~6:30-7:00, max strength), and maybe a side job to show you can balance everything
     
  6. mdn18

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    Sorry, I should have been more clear in my post. I meant that my college would have D3 varsity swimming and also intramural (not sure how intramural would compare to varsity...).
     

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